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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791056/accuracy-of-different-topographic-instruments-in-calculating-corneal-power-after-myopic-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Alireza Baradaran-Rafii, Sahba Fekri, Mohammad Rezaie, Shahram Salehi-Rad, Ali Moradi, Tahmineh Motevasseli, Masumeh Kalantarion
PURPOSE: To compare the corneal power measurements obtained using different topographic instruments after myopic photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS: Patients with myopia who were candidates for corneal refractive surgery were sequentially included. Pre-PRK and six months post-PRK corneal powers were measured using Javal manual keratometer, Orbscan II, Galilei, Tomey TMS4, and EyeSys 2000 topographers. Measured values were compared with those obtained using the clinical history method (CHM)...
July 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761519/comparison-of-postoperative-clinical-outcome-after-repairing-surgery-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-between-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients
#2
Tahmineh Afsharian, Shirzad Azhari, Babak Mostafazadeh
BACKGROUND: Poorer postoperative outcome is suggested after repairing surgery in diabetic patients with lumbar spinal stenosis in comparison with nondiabetic patients. The present study aimed to compare the clinical outcome of surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis and diabetic and nondiabetic patients to highlight the effect of diabetes on prognosis of this surgical procedure. METHODS: This prospective cohort study is conducted on 25 diabetic patients with lumbar spinal stenosis who were candidate for surgical treatment...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720844/highly-efficient-non-enzymatic-glucose-sensor-based-on-cuo-modified-vertically-grown-zno-nanorods-on-electrode
#3
Rafiq Ahmad, Nirmalya Tripathy, Min-Sang Ahn, Kiesar Sideeq Bhat, Tahmineh Mahmoudi, Yousheng Wang, Jin-Young Yoo, Dae-Wook Kwon, Hwa-Young Yang, Yoon-Bong Hahn
There is a major challenge to attach nanostructures on to the electrode surface while retaining their engineered morphology, high surface area, physiochemical features for promising sensing applications. In this study, we have grown vertically-aligned ZnO nanorods (NRs) on fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) electrodes and decorated with CuO to achieve high-performance non-enzymatic glucose sensor. This unique CuO-ZnO NRs hybrid provides large surface area and an easy substrate penetrable structure facilitating enhanced electrochemical features towards glucose oxidation...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512548/relationship-between-pulp-tooth-volume-ratios-and-chronological-age-in-different-anterior-teeth-on-cbct
#4
Nima Biuki, Tahmineh Razi, Masoumeh Faramarzi
BACKGROUND: The CBCT imaging technique exhibits proper accuracy to determine the internal anatomy of teeth. Therefore, this technique can use to estimate age by measuring the amount of decrease in the volume of the pulpal cavity of teeth. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the correlation between chronological age and pulp-to-tooth volume ratios in anterior teeth with the use of the CBCT technique and to determine a regression model to estimate human age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this present descriptive-analytical study, 122 subjects (46 males and 76 females), with an age range of 13-70 years, were evaluated...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494166/ocular-safety-of-intravitreal-connective-tissue-growth-factor-neutralizing-antibody
#5
Tahmineh Motevasseli, Narsis Daftarian, Mozhgan Rezaei Kanavi, Hamid Ahmadieh, Abouzar Bagheri, Seyed Bagher Hosseini, Shabnam Ansari, Zahra-Soheila Soheili
PURPOSE: To detect the safety of intravitreal injection of anti-connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) (IVAC) in rat eyes in order to apply this neutralizing antibody for experimental animal studies. METHODS: Forty-five Lister Hooded male pigmented rats were divided into five groups that received IVAC (2 μl) corresponding to the doses of 10 (B), 20 (C), 50 (D), and 100 μg/ml (E), equal to 1.25, 2.5, 6.25, and 12.5 µg/ml of antibody concentration in rat vitreous, respectively...
August 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462397/an-overview-on-ethical-considerations-in-stem-cell-research-in-iran-and-ethical-recommendations-a-review
#6
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Tahmineh Farajkhoda
Conducting research on the stem cell lines might bring some worthy good to public. Human Stem Cells (hSCs) research has provided opportunities for scientific progresses and new therapies, but some complex ethical matters should be noticed to ensure that stem cell research is carried out in an ethically appropriate manner. The aim of this review article is to discuss the importance of stem cell research, code of ethics for stem cell research in Iran and ethical recommendation. Generation of stem cells for research from human embryo or adult stem cells, saving, maintenance and using of them are the main ethical, legal and jurisprudence concerns in Iran...
February 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417026/cardiovascular-complications-of-acute-amphetamine-abuse-cross-sectional-study
#7
Elham Bazmi, Farinaz Mousavi, Leila Giahchin, Tahmineh Mokhtari, Behnam Behnoush
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate cardiovascular complications among patients who abuse amphetamines. METHODS: This cross-sectional study took place between April 2014 and April 2015 among 3,870 patients referred to the Toxicology Emergency Department of Baharlou Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Those with clinical signs of drug abuse and positive urine screening tests were included in the study, while cases of chronic abuse were excluded...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367649/the-relationship-between-delivery-mode-and-children-s-growth-from-birth-to-6-months
#8
Fahimeh Sehhatie Shafaie, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Majid Mahalleie, Tahmineh Malekzadeh, Mohammad Malekzadeh
BACKGROUND: Children's growth is one of the important components of health affected by various environmental factors like delivery type. This study aimed at determining the relationship between delivery mode and children's growth from birth to 6 months. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, the growth indices were studied among 526 children (272 Natural Vaginal Deliveries (NVDs) and 254 Caesarean sections (C/S) who were only breastfed. The primary samples consisted of pregnant women referred to Yasuj and Gachsaran Hospitals and health centers in 2014-2015...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351943/apc-inactivation-but-not-obesity-synergizes-with-pten-deficiency-to-drive-intestinal-stem-cell-derived-tumorigenesis
#9
Tahmineh Tabrizian, Donghai Wang, Fangxia Guan, Zunju Hu, Amanda P Beck, Fabien Delahaye, Derek M Huffman
Obesity is a major risk factor for colorectal cancer and can accelerate Lgr5+ intestinal stem cell (ISC)-derived tumorigenesis after the inactivation of Apc However, whether non-canonical pathways involving PI3K-Akt signaling in ISCs can lead to tumor formation, and if this can be further exacerbated by obesity is unknown. Despite the synergy between Pten and Apc inactivation in epithelial cells on intestinal tumor formation, their combined role in Lgr5+-ISCs, which are the most rapidly dividing ISC population in the intestine, is unknown...
June 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300875/short-term-buserelin-administration-induces-apoptosis-and-morphological-changes-in-adult-rat-testes
#10
Behnaz Khadivi, Tahmineh Peirouvi, Masumeh Zirak JavanmardI, Yousef Rasmi
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of buserelin on gonadal structure and function in adult male rats. METHODS: Twenty-four adult Wistar male rats were divided into three groups: two treated groups and controls. The first and second treated groups received 300 (low dose) and 500 (high dose) µg/kg buserelin, respectively, and the control group received normal saline. All groups were treated subcutaneously for five days. RESULTS: The seminiferous tubular epithelial thickness was significant decreased in the treated groups compared with those in the control...
February 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299003/comparison-between-two-scheimpflug-anterior-segment-analyzers
#11
Alireza Baradaran-Rafii, Tahmineh Motevasseli, Forouzan Yazdizadeh, Farid Karimian, Sahba Fekri, Amir Baradaran-Rafii
PURPOSE: To compare the anterior segment indices measured by two Scheimpflug camera machines; Galilei and Pentacam. METHODS: In this observational case series, the anterior segment indices of myopic healthy subjects seeking for refractive surgery were measured by Pentacam and Galilei on the same day. Analyzed parameters were anterior and posterior best fit spheres (BFS), axial curvature, true corneal power, central corneal thickness (CCT), anterior chamber (AC) depth, AC volume, AC angle, and pupil diameter...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298973/effect-of-different-mixing-and-placement-methods-on-the-quality-of-mta-apical-plug-in-simulated-apexification-model
#12
Negin Ghasemi, Maryam Janani, Tahmineh Razi, Faezeh Atharmoghaddam
BACKGROUND: It is necessary apical plug material to exhibit proper adaptation with the root canal walls. Presence of voids at the interface between the root canal wall and this material result in micro leakage, which might have a relationship with post treatment disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of different mixing (manual and ultrasonic) and placement (manual and manual in association with indirect ultrasonic) method of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) on the void count and dimension in the apical plug in natural teeth with simulated open apices...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278615/in-vitro-cholinesterase-inhibitory-activity-of-some-plants-used-in-iranian-traditional-medicine
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Mina Saeedi, Khatereh Babaie, Elahe Karimpour-Razkenari, Mahdi Vazirian, Tahmineh Akbarzadeh, Mahnaz Khanavi, Mannan Hajimahmoodi, Mohammad Reza Shams Ardekani
In this study, in vitro evaluation of cholinesterase inhibitory (ChEI) activity of various plants including betel nuts (Areca catechu L.), clove buds (Syzygium aromaticum L.), aerial parts of dodder (Cuscuta chinensis Lam.), common polypody rhizomes (Polypodium vulgare L.) and turpeth roots (Ipomoea turpethum R. Br.) which were recommended for the treatment of AD symptoms in Iranian Traditional Medicine (ITM) is reported. Among them, aqueous extract of A. catechu L. was found as the most potent anti-AChE (IC50 = 32...
March 6, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202057/improvement-of-memory-and-learning-by-intracerebroventricular-microinjection-of-t3-in-rat-model-of-ischemic-brain-stroke-mediated-by-upregulation-of-bdnf-and-gdnf-in-ca1-hippocampal-region
#14
Tahmineh Mokhtari, Mohammad Akbari, Fatemeh Malek, Iraj Ragerdi Kashani, Tayebeh Rastegar, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Mahmoud Ghazi-Khansari, Fatemeh Attari, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a common leading cause of death and disability with lack of effective therapies. In this study, T3 was intra-ventricularly injected to evaluate gene expression and protein concentration of and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and Glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in hippocampal CA1 region in rat model of brain ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). METHODS: In this study, transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAo) was used as model of ischemic brain stroke...
February 15, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139064/corneal-profile-in-primary-congenital-glaucoma
#15
Azadeh Doozandeh, Shahin Yazdani, Shabnam Ansari, Mohammad Pakravan, Tahmineh Motevasseli, Bagher Hosseini, Mehdi Yasseri
PURPOSE: To investigate biomechanical and ultrastructural corneal parameters and ocular biometrics in the affected eyes of patients with unilateral primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) as compared to unaffected fellow eyes and age-matched healthy controls. METHODS: A total of 12 patients with treated unilateral PCG and 10 normal subjects were evaluated. LENSTAR was performed to determine biometric parameters; the ocular response analyser was employed to determine biomechanical properties and slit-scanning confocal microscopy was used for evaluation of corneal ultrastucture...
January 31, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054286/predictive-validity-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-the-persian-version-of-full-outline-of-unresponsiveness-among-unconscious-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-in-an-intensive-care-unit
#16
Somayeh Momenyan, Sey Mojtaba Mousavi, Tahmineh Dadkhahtehrani, Fatemeh Sarvi, Reza Heidarifar, Faezeh Kabiri, Erfan Mohebi, Mohammad Koohbor
INTRODUCTION: The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) has some limitations when evaluating the unconscious patient. This study aims to validate the Persian version of the FOUR (Full Outline of Unresponsiveness) score as a proposed substitute. METHODS: Two nurses, two nursing students, and two physicians scored the prepared Persian version of the FOUR and GCS in 84 patients with acute brain injury. The inter-rater agreement for the FOUR and the GCS scores was evaluated by the weighted kappa (κ w)...
January 4, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042414/lack-of-association-between-cu-t-380a-intrauterine-device-and-secondary-infertility-in-iran
#17
Mahnaz Abdinasab, Razieh Dehghani Firouzabadi, Tahmineh Farajkhoda, Ali Mohammad Abdoli
BACKGROUND: The appropriate choice of a contraceptive method has been a major issue in reproductive health research. Cu T intrauterine device (Cu T IUD) has been introduced as one of the most effective contraceptive methods in the world, however, the relationship between prior use of Cu T IUD and secondary infertility has not been evaluated in Iran. To examine the association of Cu T-380A IUD and secondary infertility in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted from December 2010 to September 2011 in the Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran...
January 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034286/altered-prolylcarboxypeptidase-expression-and-function-in-response-to-different-risk-factors-of-diabetes
#18
Tahmineh Tabrizian, Lillie Floyd, Zia Shariat-Madar
BACKGROUND: Prolylcarboxypeptidase (PRCP, EC:3.4.16.2) is a cardioprotective protease. Plasma PRCP levels are elevated in type 2 diabetes (T2D) mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. OBJECTIVE: Since diabetic cardiomyopathy is a late complication of uncontrolled diabetes, we tested the hypothesis that glucose and free fatty acid related risk factors for T2D mellitus and cardiovascular disease may reduce the cardioprotective property of PRCP. METHOD: 0 We examined the effects of glucose, saturated fatty acids, and unsaturated fatty acids on PRCP expression in cultured H9c2 cells as an in-vitro model for pharmacological studies...
December 29, 2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914694/synthesis-of-novel-chromenones-linked-to-1-2-3-triazole-ring-system-investigation-of-biological-activities-against-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Mina Saeedi, Maliheh Safavi, Elahe Karimpour-Razkenari, Mohammad Mahdavi, Najmeh Edraki, Farshad Homayouni Moghadam, Mahnaz Khanavi, Tahmineh Akbarzadeh
In this work, novel chromenones linked to 1,2,3-triazole ring system were synthesized and evaluated for their anti-ChE activity. Among them, N-((1-(2-chlorobenzyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-5-yl)methyl)-8-methoxy-2-oxo-2H-chromene-3-carboxamide (6m) showed good anti-acetylcholinesterase activity (IC50=15.42μM). Also, compound 6m demonstrated neuroprotective effect against H2O2-induced cell death in PC12 neurons, however, it showed no beta-secretase (BACE1) inhibitory activity. Docking and kinetic studies separately confirmed dual binding activity of compound 6m since it targeted both the catalytic active site (CAS) and the peripheral anionic site (PAS) of AChE...
February 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910192/novel-tacrine-based-pyrano-3-4-5-6-pyrano-2-3-b-quinolinones-synthesis-and-cholinesterase-inhibitory-activity
#20
Roshanak Hariri, Zahra Afshar, Mohammad Mahdavi, Maliheh Safavi, Mina Saeedi, Zahra Najafi, Reyhaneh Sabourian, Elahe Karimpour-Razkenari, Najmeh Edraki, Farshad Homayouni Moghadam, Abbas Shafiee, Mahnaz Khanavi, Tahmineh Akbarzadeh
In order to develop effective anti-cholinesterase compounds, a novel series of pyrano[3',4':5,6]pyrano[2,3-b]quinolinones were designed, synthesized, and evaluated in vitro against acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE). All derivatives showed very good AChE inhibitory (AChEI) activity (IC50  = 0.37-5.62 μM) compared with rivastigmine (IC50  = 11.07 μM). Among them, 11-amino-12-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-3-methyl-7,8,9,10-tetrahydropyrano[3',4':5,6]pyrano[2,3-b]quinolin-1(12H)-one (6f) displayed the best inhibitory activity...
December 2016: Archiv der Pharmazie
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